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PAST ENCOUNTER: BLACKBURN

20 August 2015




ALBION (1) 2
Maybank
Rollings


BLACKBURN (0) 1
Aston

Division Two, 28th April 1979

Attendance 26,141

Albion

Eric Steele- A superb performance from ‘Groucho’, including a fine stop to deny Mike Rathbone, changing direction after a deflection.

Chris Cattlin- This was Catt’s penultimate league game for the Seagulls before retiring.

Gary Williams- Gary’s excellent free-kick provided the cross for Rollings’s winner.
 
Brian Horton- Led the team to a lap of honour after the match.

Andy Rollings- Got the winner in the second half with a looping header that seemed to take an eternity to hit the net.

Paul Clark- Successfully shackled the skills of the talented Duncan McKenzie.
 
Gerry Ryan
- Had scored at Ewood Park in a 1-1 draw earlier on in the season.

Peter Ward- Caused all sorts of problems for Rovers with his close control, speed and explosive power. Hit the bar in the first half.

Teddy Maybank- Worked hard throughout, and opened the scoring on 18 minutes with a smoke-bomb assisted goal.

Peter Sayer- Enjoyed a jinking run on the right-wing before floating an inviting cross for Maybank’s opener. Also played his part in defence, helping the Seagulls clear their lines.

Malcolm Poskett- Hit nine league goals during the 1978/79 season, a valuable contribution to the promotion push.

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Blackburn

John Butcher- A 6ft 3in keeper who was beaten in the 18th minute when his vision was impaired by a smoke bomb.

Mike Rathbone- A 20 year old full-back who played eight times in the First Division before his move to Ewood Park.

John Bailey- Made many foraging runs that kept the Seagulls’ defence on its toes. Joined Everton for £300,000 at the end of the season.

Russell Coughlin- A recent £30,000 signing from Manchester City. This Welsh teenager played 11 times in midfield that season.

Tim Parkin- A 22 year old central defender who had been with Rovers since leaving school.

Derek Fazackerley- Preston-born defender who made 312 league appearances games for the Lancashire club by the end of the season.

Noel Brotherston- Added variety and unpredictability to Rovers’ points of attack.

Simon Garner- In his first season with Rovers. Simon eventually made 474 league appearances for the club, scoring 168 goals.

Joe Craig- Scottish attacker, previously with Patrick and Celtic. Scored five league goals that 1978/79 season.

Martin Fowler- Denied in the 78th minute by a brilliant stop from Eric Steele.

Duncan McKenzie- A big money signing, £100,000 from Chelsea, but found it hard to get involved. Won the free-kick that led to Rovers’ consolation goal

Sub: John Aston- Veteran of Manchester United’s European Cup winning side in 1968. Curled a beautiful free-kick four minutes from time.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V BLACKBURN ROVERS 

SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST, KICK-OFF 3PM


ALBION V HULL CITY 

SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 3PM



ALBION V ROTHERHAM UNITED 

TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 7.45PM



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